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Cheap Winter Escapes to 5 Warm Global Spots

Airport Flight Cheap Travel Hacks Japanese Winter Okinawa

Already tired of the cold Japanese winter? Read on to find out a few budget-friendly options to some warmer destinations this winter!

Prices accurate at the time of publication. Visit the individual airlines (links provided) for more details.

Okinawa (Naha)

With a comfortable average between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius (60-68°F), Okinawa should be the first option in your mind for a quick, warm getaway. As it's the middle of the winter, you won't be seeing the hot beach temperatures the area is so famous for, but you will be able to walk outdoors and tour the islands with a shirt and perhaps a light sweater or jumper if you need one. It certainly is the perfect weather to take a ferry out and explore one of the smaller islands on a bicycle!

Return flights from Osaka/Tokyo start from ¥13,000 (US$119) return this February.

Peach, Jetstar and Vanilla Air are the cheapest options this winter.


Hawaii is always thought to be a glamorous getaway with the amazing beaches and stunning resorts. Never did we think that you will be able to get out there for cheaper than a bullet train ticket between Tokyo and Kyushu! Temperatures are getting warmer with some days reaching 30 degrees Celsius (86°F), which is perfect for anyone allergic to the cold. Do budget a few more days than just the weekend, as the flights can be long as eight hours one-way.

Return flights from Osaka to Honolulu start from ¥20,000 (US$183) February 2018.

Check out Scoot for extremely low prices! Air Asia is also known to do deals to Hawaii.

Kuala Lumpur

If you have more time to spare, why not venture out to Kuala Lumpur? Temperatures are soaring way above 30 degrees Celsius every day in February which means you will be able to leave all the jumpers and coats behind. With bustling streets and some of the best food Southeast Asia has on offer, Kuala Lumpur is a perfect budget getaway this month!

Return flights from Osaka/Tokyo start from ¥35,000 (US$320) in February 2018.

Air Asia offers some of the best deals to their main hub airport in Kuala Lumpur.


Singapore is a stone's throw away from Kuala Lumpur so you could do a very cheap day trip from Malaysia or do a trip direct from Japan. With temperatures also reaching 30 degrees Celsius, you will be able to enjoy the warm weather whilst also hitting the hawkers for great food at low prices! Don't forget to visit Chinatown and the Merlion as some of the hotspots in the country.

Return flights from Osaka start from ¥33,000 (US$292) in February 2018.

Scoot has some great deals on flights to their main hub airport.


Why not venture out the manic city that is Manila? If you want a beach getaway thrown in, domestic flights within the Philippines are very affordable too. Luckily, a flight from Japan to Manila is also within range. Visit some of the local markets and travel around the city on a Jeepney. Embrace the warm, welcoming people of the Philippines alongside the warmer weather.

Return flights from Osaka/Tokyo starting from ¥39,000 (US$356) in February 2018.

Cebu Pacific are currently offering good deals on return flights.